I know in a world in which people starve in mud huts, and wonder if the next moment in their life will be their death, that my not being able to watch "That Metal Show" is a non-problem. But I do pay for those networks, and now I'm not getting them.
This week, as we celebrate the birth of our nation, we also mourn the death of a great American. Andy Griffith died Tuesday at the age of 86.
If the weather forecast holds, sometime today the thermometer will read 102. If the weather app on my phone can be believed, it will be 106 at my house near Athens.. One hundred and six is an NBA score, a radio frequency, a perfect grade with extra credit. It is not a temperature the air outside should be.
Ninety good years for Granny. On Saturday my family will gather in Mississippi to celebrate my granny's 90th birthday.. Ninety years. Twice my lifetime and then some.. She's been through a lot in those 90 years. Great Depression. World War II. A few wars after that. Seen two husbands go
Being a journalist, I'm a staunch defender of the First Amendment. But it is not limitless.
A hunk o' hunk o' nothing. I was 6 years old when Elvis Presley died.. It was summertime, Aug. 16, 1977, to be exact. I was across the street at my friend Kim's house. She'd gone inside to use the bathroom, and I was in her backyard, trying to learn
A couple of weeks ago as I drove by the pond down the road from my house I saw some teenagers partaking in one of those annual rites of a country summer -- swimming in the local fishing hole.
Four years since the economy was pulled back from the precipice, banks continue to operate like private gambling clubs.
Don't be distracted by nonsense and nonissues in November's election. With less than six months to go until the election, I'm increasingly struck by just how important it is.. As both an independent and a political cynic, I'm not encouraged by the choices for president. I'm sure I'll be as
From the excerpts I've read, "Fifty Shades of Grey" is terrible.. Forget the content, which has been described using words ranging from erotica to "mommy porn." The writing by E L James is atrocious.
Airport coverage is fair, as is reporter. I'm at a point in my life where I'm trying to ignore the rants from certain critics. But much like Al Pacino in the "Godfather" sequel, every time I think I'm out, they pull me back in.. Most of the time I welcome
Muslims must help fight enemy within their religion to win the war on terror.
Ted Nugent is not going to kill the president. Nugent may, in fact, be a little nuts. But to condemn his "Braveheart" metaphor as a literal threat against Barack Obama is kneejerk political grandstanding.
For most of my life, I have been fascinated with the Titanic.
Why can't the government leave us alone?. Attempts by the government to regulate our lives seem to be at an all-time high, at least for my lifetime.